The Historical Source for Ada Cambridge’s ‘The Camp’


It is still commonly assumed that Ada Cambridge's descriptions of 'the Camp' in Thirty Years in Australia, A Marked Man and Fidelis refer to Curlew Camp, set up by Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts between 1890-91 in Sirius Cove, Mosman. (This camp continued to be used until 1910, although Streeton was gone by 1895, and Roberts left it in 1896 when he married Elizabeth Williamson.)

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Published 1 May 1989 in Volume 14 No. 1. Subjects: Artists, Sydney, Writer's inspiration, Ada Cambridge, 19th Century Women Writers.

Cite as: Wakeling, Louise. ‘The Historical Source for Ada Cambridge’s ‘The Camp’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, 1989, doi: 10.20314/als.c7d7801882.